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Phillies look for answers after down year

Updated: October 4, 2012, 6:36 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Built to win now, the Philadelphia Phillies crumbled without their biggest star players.

The Phillies' streak of five consecutive NL East titles ended and so did their run of nine straight winning seasons after an 81-81 finish that seemed like a decent accomplishment given their awful first half.

Injuries to Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Roy Halladay were too much for Philadelphia to overcome. The Phillies struggled to replace their Nos. 3-4 hitters who combined to ...

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